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BUDA-PAST: ICONIC BUILDING OF BUDAPEST THEN AND NOW

Do you know which iconic building of the Hungarian capital can be seen on this vintage photograph and approximately when it was taken?

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Let me to give you a hand: Today this building hosts the Hungarian National Gallery and the National Széchényi Library.

Nowadays, it looks like this:

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The answer: It is the Castle of Buda in 1875. The construction of the castle started in 1300, and the building itself has changed a lot over the past 700 years. The Várkert Bazár, planned by renowned architect Miklós Ybl, is located at the bottom of the castle hill on the bank of the Danube and it was renovated in 2014.

via: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; 24.hu